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Overactive letdown MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4547 posts
Mar 19th

DS2 is 16 days old and he's been super crabby from being gassy and spitting up a lot. I know i have an oversupply and an overactive letdown causing him to get too much air and he doesnt burp well. Can i give him gripe water or something to help with the gas?

MrsJava<3 Due July 3 (boy); 4 kids; Couch, PA, United States 1364 posts
status Mar 19th

Quoting MrsKW:
DS2 is 16 days old and he's been super crabby from being gassy and spitting up a lot. I know i have an oversupply and an overactive letdown causing him to get too much air and he doesnt burp well. Can i give him gripe water or something to help with the gas?


I always did. 

Mommy to munchkin 2 kids; 1 angel baby; somewhere, TX, United States 1633 posts
Mar 19th

I know one thing that helped me was I hand expressed first before letting baby latched on and it helped a lot. Mine choked and gagged in the beginning.

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5218 posts
Mar 19th

Hand express before latching and it helps to feed on the swme side twice for an overactive supply. A hindmilk imbalance also makes baby super gassy from to much lactose. Id try that before gripe water. Goodluck! Also speek to a LC if you have acess.